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Staff

Chad and Dargan

CEO & Executive Consultant

Chad is a TCK from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and The Netherlands. He spent his first 18 years overseas. He also served TCKs, internationally, in Singapore and Belgium. Chad has been directing Third Culture Kids International (TCKI) since 2004, and continues to coach TCKs (and their families) on a global scale. He has an M.A. in Christian Ministries, with an emphasis in life coaching and eight years of professional life-coaching experience.  After graduating high school from The American School of The Hague, Chad went to college in Minneapolis, and did his internship in Singapore. It was during his college years that Chad met his beautiful bride, Dargan.

Dargan comes from a military home. Her father spent twenty two years in the United States Air Force. Because of his military position, Dargan moved frequently as she was growing up. Following college, Chad and Dargan were married and worked with youth in Aurora, Colorado. After 3 years in Colorado, they transitioned to work in Brussels, Belgium. They served the youth of Europe from 1994 to 2004 when they assumed the leadership of Third Culture Kids International (TCKI).

KATHERINE

Katherine was born in Brussels, Belgium. She was enrolled in a Belgian, French-speaking Kindergarten; attended a small international school; was homeschooled; and ultimately, graduated from an American public high school. She has a degree in Social Work and lives in Fort Worth, TX. She loves her TCK experience, and loves being around other TCKs. 

GRAHAM

Graham is currently a university student, majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS), at the University of Tulsa. He enjoys learning French. As a side-gig, he loves buying and selling athletic shoes. He also loves being a TCK!

Kevin And Robin

Consultant

Kevin and Robin grew up as TCKs in West Africa. Robin was born in Liberia where her parents served as missionaries. At age 3, Kevin moved with his family to Sierra Leone as missionaries. Kevin and Robin met and starting dating in boarding school in Cote d’Ivoire. After graduating from high school in Cote d’Ivoire, Robin attended Houghton College where she received her degree in Education and French. Kevin studied at Southeastern University before transferring to Central Bible College where he finished his BA.

 

Robin and Kevin married in 1994, and soon were invited to serve as pastor of the Oak Grove Flint Hill Church in Walnut Grove, MO. From there they moved to Rensselaer, IN where they served as Youth/Associate Pastor of First Assembly of God. They eventually moved back to Springfield, MO where Robin taught French in the Springfield Public Schools, at Central Bible College and at Southwest Baptist University. Kevin worked at a credit union while completing his Master’s degree at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

In 2004, Kevin and Robin, along with their 3 children, moved to Nairobi, Kenya where they worked with TCKs at Rosslyn Academy. Rosslyn Academy is an international school with students from over 50 different countries. They served there until 2016 when they returned to the United States for furlough.

In 2018, the McGees transitioned to a role allowing them to work with TCKs all over the world. They love spending time with other TCKs and walking with them through the transitions associated with cross-cultural living as consultants for TCKI.

Cristi

Consultant

TCKs, I love serving YOU! I am one of the TCKI Consultants, so I help with TCK mentoring and discipleship, counseling, college visits, and TCK Task Forces. 

I became an TCK when I was nine and moved to South Africa on my 11th birthday. I lived there with my family until I was 19 and returned to the States to attend university, earning a degree in Communications.  During and after college, I worked for many years as a leader during summer conference and also worked in the TCKI office. I later became an international worker in 2008 and moved to Wales where I spent three years working with students and helping plant a gathering of believers. I put my TCK skills to use daily and grew to love all things British – drinking tea, watching rugby, and adoring the Royal family.

I’m now back in the TCKI Office and loving it. TCKs have a special spot in my heart!

Austin

Consultant

I am Austin Hines and I am a TCK who grew up in the wonderful countries of Zambia and Mozambique. They are both located on the beautiful continent of Africa. Over the course of my life, I was able to live in 4 countries and on 3 continents. At one point in my life, I lived on three different continents, in three consecutive years. I was 7 years old when my family moved to live and work in Zambia. We spent three years there and then moved to Mozambique where I spent the rest of my school years. We also spend a year in Portugal for language school prior to moving to Mozambique. I loved my experiences as a TCK and wouldn’t change them for the world. It was definitely hard at times, but looking back on it,

I am so thankful for the experiences and world views that I have now as an adult. I received my degree in K-12 Physical Education and for the past four years I have served as an Elementary PE teacher and High School football coach. I recently joined the TCKI office to be able to help younger TCKs who are experiencing the same trials and struggles that I did as a kid. I feel like the things I learned can be things that I can translate as lessons for younger TCKs and hopefully be able to help them on their journeys. I want to see TCKs not just survive where they are living, but thrive in their countries and corners of the world they now call home. There is an abundance of experiences in front of them and I want to help facilitate the healthy experience, of these amazing opportunities. I will be working on the soul care side of TCKI and will have the incredible opportunity to work with all of our TCKs around the world in various capacities. I am so blessed to be able to do what I am doing and know the importance of this role and do not take it lightly. I have experienced firsthand the impact the TCK office can have in a young person and what a critical role they can play in the healthy transition of young TCKs. I think TCKs are some of the most interesting and unique people in this world and I look forward to working with you all.

Bethanie

Executive Dean of Education

Greetings…I truly feel honored and consider it a blessing to serve as Executive Dean of Education for the office.  I am a MK myself and am grateful to God for allowing me the opportunity to work with MKs.  I was born in Texas but at age 5 moved to Costa Rica to serve with my family.  I spent my childhood in Argentina and Mexico attending diverse educational institutions during my primary and secondary years.  In 2002, I graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and received my AA in Foreign Language and BA in Elementary Education.  I am a certified classroom and Bilingual/ESL teacher. In 2010, I earned a postgraduate M.Ed. in School Counseling.  I have served as a classroom teacher in a traditional and homeschool setting, worked with special needs kids as well as provided school counseling support in elementary, middle school and high school levels.

 

I have also served as ISMK office coordinator and volunteered as an educational consultant for the last 8 years.  It has been a journey to get to this point, but the highlight has been where my passion and God’s gifting have collided. In this role, I have the privilege of overseeing our school as well as provide educational guidance and resources to our 1,500 MKs. My prayer is that you sense God’s presence in every academic decision you make.  Blessings.

Rachel

Office Coordinator

Hi! I’m a TCK from a Spanish speaking country, where we spend countless hours playing soccer in the dirt, drinking maté under the shade of Lapacho Trees, soaking up sunshine in the heart of South America. In 2006, I moved to the USA to pursue a degree a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Valley Forge. Funny thing was, education degree in hand, I ended up working in the social work, nonprofit world for a couple of years.
In 2012, I moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo to teach for two years, it was an awesome, formative experience. In 2015, I moved back to the USA to pioneer a new idea: connecting people to opportunities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Not too long ago, I was asked to come work with TCKs and I am loving the chance to coordinate the TCK Office, resource families, and invest in children, teens, and adults. Life is never dull in this community, and I love the adventure of living life alongside of people. I love Jesus, community, coffee, a good soccer game, hot weather, new experiences and TCKs!

Taylor

Correspondence Assistant

Hey TCKs!

My name is Taylor, and I’m a TCK from Ukraine and Russia. I graduated from university with a degree in International/Multicultural Studies. Fun fact: there are 4 colleges/universities on my transcript! A few years after university, I moved to India to live and work.  The phrase “be flexible” is something that has been ingrained in me since childhood. It’s not always easy and sometimes I forget, but remembering it makes change and transition in life a bit easier to bear.

 

I am so thankful to be a part of the TCKI Office family, and I can’t wait to get to know you all more in the days and months ahead.

Phill

Resource Assistant

Hey everyone, my name is Phill and I’m so lucky and excited to get to work with the TCKI Office as the Resource Assistant.

I became a TCK when I was two years old and my family joined an organization that does work in every part of the world. I’ve called Missouri home for a long time but I hope that between working here in the office and being married to a TCK, that will change soon.

Speaking of, I’m married to an amazing TCK from Belgium, Katie (fun fact: we met working summer program together). We love the life that we lead together. We enjoy spending our evenings watching superhero movies, gaming with our friends, and cuddling with our pet cat Moira and dog Cal.

I graduated from college with a degree in Music Industry/Recording Technology and I hope to use that to write music for movies someday. In the meantime, I love writing my own music and helping other people create music of their own.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with you all!